1776 – Birth

Ioannis Capodistrias was born in Corfu in 1776, the sixth child of Count Antonio-Maria Capodistrias and the noble Adamantine Gonemis. He was raised in an aristocratic and religious environment, which shaped his principles and beliefs to a great extent.
The Ionian Islands at that time were under long-lasting Venetian rule.

The following sonata (Op. 2, KV 101) was composed by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) in 1776 and is entitled ‘4 Dances’ (4 Kontretänze).